Spring 2018 Release Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome back to The Season for our Spring 2018 Release Blog Hop! I hope you enjoy the last two days of product debuts. We introduced a total of 14 new stamps, coordinating dies and 3 standalone dies.

For our Spring 2018 Release, we have two new Gift with Purchase (GWP) items: Nesting Peonies (4×6 Clear Set) and Toned Squares (6×8 Clear Set).

This promotion does not apply to prior purchases*. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until April 10, 2018 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per customer. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them).

Spend $200 or more: Receive a 4×6 Nesting Peonies set;
Spend $250 or more: Receive a 6×8 Toned Squares set (and a Nesting Peonies set).
**There must be a new Spring 2018 Release stamp in your order to qualify for our GWP promotion.** These GWP products are available for immediate purchase.

All of our new products are available for purchase now! All new release orders will begin to ship on Monday, April 9.

Now we are so excited to kick off our mega hop which we have lined up for you today comprising of our talented team members and special guests!

  1. The Ton <— You are here
  2. Taheerah Atchia
  3. Mayline Jung
  4. Kymona Tracey
  5. Justine Hovey
  6. Brenda Noelke
  7. Svitlana Shayevich
  8. Lisa Harrolle
  9. Laura Sterckx
  10. Amy Tsuruta
  11. Olga Matyushevskaya
  12. Laurel Beard
  13. Anna Kutsenko
  14. Kay Miller
  15. Vera Yates
  16. Dana Gong
  17. Renee Day
  18. LauraJane
  19. Ilina Crouse
  20. Tae Eun Yoo
  21. Amy Kolling
  22. Eunji Jung
  23. Janette Kausen

Let’s check out my projects for today!

For my first pair of projects, I used our new Pop-Up Peony designs. I made front panels that would not take away from the floral inside.

For the project on the left side in the photo, I used our Petal Cut Peony dies, Modern Labels and Geo Mountain Coverplate A design. I added additional Petal Cut Peony die cuts for the inner floral sections with my pink Pop-Up Peony for an all over cohesive design.

For the project on the right side, I used our 2 Piece Foliage Coverplate Die for the front panel which I die cut from our Matte Gold Adhesive Paper. I also used our Modern Labels for a clean and simple sentiment. The gold panel will be used for the front of my red Pop-Up Peony card. *For purposes of this photo, I did not attach the front facing panels onto my card bases*

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For my next project, I watercolored our Dahlia Bouquet set. This is our newest 6×6 clear set and the bouquet image is larger than life!

Be sure to follow us on YouTube for more inspiration! I update our channel on a weekly basis!

I started off by white heat embossing the image onto watercolor paper. Then I painted the dahlias using my Ken Oliver Color Bursts in Peony, Fuchsia and Sap Green. Next I colored in my vase using my gold wink of stella marker. I also painted a shadow at the base of my vase to ground my bouquet onto my panel.

Once I finished painting the panel, I die cut the panel into an A2 sized panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Large Die set. This die also added stitching to the edges for some texture and interest.

Next, I white heat embossed the sentiment onto black cardstock and then popped up the sentiments right over my dahlia bouquet. Lastly, I added Clear Rhinestones to my project to give it a bit of bling!


Three new release stamps will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog on this hop. The comment period will close on Friday, April 6 at 5pm. Winners will be announced on our blog shortly after the comment period closes.

Your next stop is Taheerah!



96 thoughts on “Spring 2018 Release Blog Hop

  1. Sharon O says:

    So many beautiful stamps and dies to choose from! Love ALL of them! What a release! Just re-watched the video and enjoyed the magic of your painting that gorgeous dahlia bouquet.


  2. Lisa Ainscough says:

    Wow, been so busy at work I nearly missed this.
    As usual you’ve create some awesome new products.
    Love your flower sets so much.


  3. Linda F says:

    Gorgeous creations. Everything in this release is either totally gorgeous or totally amazing. I definitely need to check out all the creations on the hop.


  4. lilola66 says:

    This new release as some beautiful stamps and dies in it!! I especially love the dahlia bouquet and the layering rose stamps/


  5. Debra Dekock says:

    I love watching you watercolor! Your cards are so stunning. You make it look so simple, but when I tried, it was just one big blob, no flower, lol. And I really love your pop up flower!


  6. MaryFran Simply... says:

    The Ton stamps are new to me, but what really drew my eye is the beautiful thing lines on the stamps themselves. It enables you to really create a look that is uniquely your own. I can’t decide which I love more!


  7. Dana M says:

    Such a fantastic release! The pop-up peony is so clever. Gorgeous inspiration projects, the dahlia bouquet card is stunning!


  8. Lea Lawson says:

    Oh my goodness, Effie….this card is AMAZING! You make it seem so effortless!! There are so many items I WANT from this release…time to start creating my wish list!! 🙂


  9. Trena Irby says:

    Absolutely the most beautiful cards I have seen, the Dahila’s are amazing and my dahila’s are starting to bloom this week in Louisiana. The Beta fish are the best layered with embossing powder . I love them all but these two are my favorite.


  10. Rexann says:

    this is the most exciting blog hop I have aver done! So many talented crafty and beautiful creations! thanks for sharing!!


  11. Susan O'Halloran says:

    An awesome release! Thanks for the video highlighting your beautiful watercoloring. Looking forward to hopping on!


  12. Melba R Johnson says:

    OMG!! The Peonies stamp the Dahlia stamp, the Peony pop ups, I can’t make up my mind but would love to buy them all!! The Ton puts such detail in their stamps and it makes for a beautiful card when colored with any kind of medium. They all are my favorites!!


  13. Mirella Rogan says:

    This is such a wonderful release, and I can’t wait to start the hop now and get super inspired (although the last two days of release inspirations already gave me plenty to dream of!). The dahlia stamp sets are so far my favourites, let’s see what else the hop inspires me to “need” :o)


  14. Becky Green says:

    Effie, I SO WANT that Pop-Up Peonie Die!!! GORGEOUS WORK! AND GENIUS! 😉 I am new to The Ton as of this week & I can see I came at JUST THE RIGHT TIME! I AM IN LOVE with EVERYTHING I SEE!!!!! Your hop was WONDERFUL! ANNND your DT is SUPER!!! They just make your stamps & dies SHINE!!! 😉 HOW LUCKY THEY ARE!!! I am LOVING that your images are SO LARGE! Bigger is better in the art world! Bigger shows off everyone’s talent better! I wanted to tell you too, I went to everyone’s blog; the only blog I couldn’t leave a comment on was Renee Days Blog. I couldn’t find where to leave a comment. Her cards were GREAT regardless! It is NICE to have a company that isn’t all about Facebook! LOL There are some of us that just don’t do Facebook. I am SO GLAD I found The Ton! (Been looking for Gorgeous Florals like you have! 😉 ) THANK GOODNESS for an enabling husband! 😉


  15. cyndi morris says:

    New to The Ton, but I just signed up to follow your blog. This is a wonderful release. Hope to try some of your products soon.


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